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Table 212. -  Enrollment of persons 14 to 34 years of age\1\ in institutions of higher education, by race/ethnicity, sex, and year of college: October 1965 to October 1997
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    Characteristic     | 1965 | 1970 | 1975 | 1980  |1985\2\| 1987  | 1988  | 1989  | 1990  | 1991  | 1992  | 1993  |1994\3\| 1995  | 1996  | 1997
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           1           |  2   |  3   |  4   |   5   |   6   |   7   |   8   |   9   |  10   |  11   |  12   |  13   |  14   |  15   |  16   |  17
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                       |                                               Numbers in thousands
                       |____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                       |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
   All students .......|5,675 |7,413 |9,697 |10,181 |10,863 |10,915 |10,937 |11,066 |11,303 |11,589 |11,671 |11,409 |12,298 |12,046 |12,448 |12,640
                       |______|______|______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______
White, non-Hispanic\4\ |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
  Total ...............|5,317 |6,759 |8,141 | 8,453 | 8,781 | 8,519 | 8,616 | 8,786 | 8,892 | 8,916 | 8,883 | 8,592 | 9,076 | 8,973 | 8,943 | 9,087
    Men ...............|3,326 |4,066 |4,566 | 4,225 | 4,361 | 4,221 | 4,155 | 4,220 | 4,298 | 4,323 | 4,207 | 4,168 | 4,313 | 4,319 | 4,222 | 4,353
    Women .............|1,991 |2,693 |3,576 | 4,228 | 4,420 | 4,299 | 4,461 | 4,565 | 4,594 | 4,594 | 4,676 | 4,424 | 4,764 | 4,654 | 4,721 | 4,734
                       |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
Black, non-Hispanic\4\ |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
  Total ...............|  274 |  522 |  927 |   996 | 1,036 | 1,162 | 1,096 | 1,116 | 1,167 | 1,190 | 1,205 | 1,227 | 1,469 | 1,415 | 1,513 | 1,500
    Men ...............|  126 |  253 |  433 |   431 |   458 |   505 |   423 |   425 |   508 |   523 |   467 |   515 |   641 |   579 |   633 |   595
    Women .............|  148 |  269 |  494 |   565 |   578 |   657 |   674 |   690 |   659 |   667 |   738 |   713 |   828 |   837 |   879 |   904
                       |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
Hispanic origin        |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
  Total ...............|  --- |  --- |  411 |   443 |   579 |   667 |   654 |   640 |   617 |   721 |   816 |   867 |   982 | 1,014 | 1,039 | 1,109
    Men ...............|  --- |  --- |  219 |   222 |   280 |   369 |   313 |   311 |   297 |   310 |   349 |   391 |   443 |   495 |   440 |   495
    Women .............|  --- |  --- |  192 |   221 |   299 |   298 |   341 |   330 |   321 |   411 |   468 |   475 |   539 |   519 |   599 |   614
                       |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
Year of college        |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
  First ...............|1,861 |2,212 |2,886 | 2,958 | 2,956 | 2,915 | 3,131 | 2,983 | 3,109 | 2,995 | 3,274 | 3,139 | 3,357 | 3,236 | 3,295 | 3,637
  Second ..............|1,256 |1,739 |2,376 | 2,411 | 2,585 | 2,745 | 2,598 | 2,680 | 2,798 | 2,959 | 3,002 | 2,964 | 3,075 | 3,068 | 3,060 | 2,764
  Third ...............|  896 |1,248 |1,491 | 1,716 | 1,931 | 2,011 | 1,979 | 2,017 | 1,958 | 2,009 | 2,136 | 2,080 | 2,244 | 2,239 | 2,235 | 2,280
  Fourth ..............|  803 |1,074 |1,354 | 1,403 | 1,642 | 1,556 | 1,631 | 1,676 | 1,817 | 1,877 | 1,681 | 1,692 | 1,902 | 1,772 | 2,033 | 2,010
  Fifth or higher .....|  859 |1,140 |1,590 | 1,692 | 1,749 | 1,690 | 1,598 | 1,711 | 1,620 | 1,749 | 1,578 | 1,535 | 1,719 | 1,731 | 1,823 | 1,948
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                       |                                        Percentage distribution
                       |____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______
   All students .......|100.0 |100.0 |100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0 | 100.0
                       |______|______|______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______|_______
White, non-Hispanic\4\ |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
  Total ...............| 93.7 | 91.2 | 84.0 |  83.0 |  80.8 |  78.1 |  78.8 |  79.4 |  78.7 |  76.9 |  76.1 |  75.3 |  73.8 |  74.5 |  71.8 |  71.9
    Men ...............| 58.6 | 54.8 | 47.1 |  41.5 |  40.1 |  38.7 |  38.0 |  38.1 |  38.0 |  37.3 |  36.0 |  36.5 |  35.1 |  35.9 |  33.9 |  34.4
    Women .............| 35.1 | 36.3 | 36.9 |  41.5 |  40.7 |  39.4 |  40.8 |  41.3 |  40.6 |  39.6 |  40.1 |  38.8 |  38.7 |  38.6 |  37.9 |  37.5
                       |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
Black, non-Hispanic\4\ |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
  Total ...............|  4.8 |  7.0 |  9.6 |   9.8 |   9.5 |  10.6 |  10.0 |  10.1 |  10.3 |  10.3 |  10.3 |  10.8 |  11.9 |  11.7 |  12.2 |  11.9
    Men ...............|  2.2 |  3.4 |  4.5 |   4.2 |   4.2 |   4.6 |   3.9 |   3.8 |   4.5 |   4.5 |   4.0 |   4.5 |   5.2 |   4.8 |   5.1 |   4.7
    Women .............|  2.6 |  3.6 |  5.1 |   5.5 |   5.3 |   6.0 |   6.2 |   6.2 |   5.8 |   5.8 |   6.3 |   6.2 |   6.7 |   6.9 |   7.1 |   7.2
                       |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
Hispanic origin        |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
  Total ...............|  --- |  --- |  4.2 |   4.4 |   5.3 |   6.1 |   6.0 |   5.8 |   5.5 |   6.2 |   7.0 |   7.6 |   8.0 |   8.4 |   8.3 |   8.8
    Men ...............|  --- |  --- |  2.3 |   2.2 |   2.6 |   3.4 |   2.9 |   2.8 |   2.6 |   2.7 |   3.0 |   3.4 |   3.6 |   4.1 |   3.5 |   3.9
    Women .............|  --- |  --- |  2.0 |   2.2 |   2.8 |   2.7 |   3.1 |   3.0 |   2.8 |   3.5 |   4.0 |   4.2 |   4.4 |   4.3 |   4.8 |   4.9
                       |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
Year of college        |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |       |
  First ...............| 32.8 | 29.8 | 29.8 |  29.1 |  27.2 |  26.7 |  28.6 |  27.0 |  27.5 |  25.8 |  28.1 |  27.5 |  27.3 |  26.9 |  26.5 |  28.8
  Second ..............| 22.1 | 23.5 | 24.5 |  23.7 |  23.8 |  25.1 |  23.8 |  24.2 |  24.8 |  25.5 |  25.7 |  26.0 |  25.0 |  25.5 |  24.6 |  21.9
  Third ...............| 15.8 | 16.8 | 15.4 |  16.9 |  17.8 |  18.4 |  18.1 |  18.2 |  17.3 |  17.3 |  18.3 |  18.2 |  18.3 |  18.6 |  18.0 |  18.0
  Fourth ..............| 14.1 | 14.5 | 14.0 |  13.8 |  15.1 |  14.3 |  14.9 |  15.1 |  16.1 |  16.2 |  14.4 |  14.8 |  15.5 |  14.7 |  16.3 |  15.9
  Fifth or higher .....| 15.1 | 15.4 | 16.4 |  16.6 |  16.1 |  15.5 |  14.6 |  15.5 |  14.3 |  15.1 |  13.5 |  13.5 |  14.0 |  14.4 |  14.6 |  15.4
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\1\Totals differ from those shown in other tables. This table presents data collected in sample surveys of households rather than surveys of institutions. Excludes persons age 35 and over.
\2\Data for 1985 to 1993 are controlled to 1980 census base.
\3\Data are controlled to 1990 census base. Large increase in 1994 is partly due to the change in census base and change in survey form administration procedures.
\4\Data for 1965 and 1970 include persons of Hispanic origin.
---Data not available.

NOTE.--Data are based upon sample surveys of the civilian noninstitutional population. Because of rounding, details may not add to totals.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, Series P-20, No. 403, and unpublished data. (This table was prepared September 1998.)


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